'New laws needed to overhaul education system'

September 1, 2016 03:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: New laws are needed to overhaul the education system and bring changes in quality of education, says lawmaker Umesh Shrestha, who is also a member of the Education Committee of the Legislature-Parliament.

After Lalitpur, cholera spreading in Kathmandu

September 1, 2016 02:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Over a dozen people from the Matatirtha area of Kathmandu, who were admitted at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH), have tested positive for the disease.

We need two more years to end load-shedding: Energy Minister

September 1, 2016 01:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug Sept 1: It is nearly a year since the government announced to reduce significantly within a year and completely within two years. But there has been no respite from power cuts.

PM for delineation report by mid-Oct

September 1, 2016 00:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: After failing to forge consensus among the political parties on local restructuring, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked the commission formed to fix the number and boundaries of local bodies under the new federal setup to expedite its work so that the government can hold local polls by mid-April, 2017.

New chinks

September 1, 2016 00:30 AM

Twenty-four-year-old Deepa Rai (Limbu) of Arun Tole, Dharan is trapped in Oman. She wasn’t meant to be there. The traffickers who had lured her with a lucrative job offer had promised to take her to Saudi Arabia instead. Once in Oman, she became a virtual slave, forced to work from five in the morning to midnight. The family that employs Deepa also subjects her to repeated abuse, both verbal and physical.

Foreign policy institution building not state priority

September 1, 2016 00:05 AM

Coordinator and Associate Professor of Tribhuvan University’s Master’s Program in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD), Khadga KC, is of the view that Nepal need not have sent special envoys to India and China. In an interview with Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal, KC shed light on Nepal-India-China dynamic and various aspects of Nepal’s foreign policy. Excerpts:

Infographics: Gold fact

August 31, 2016 23:55 PM

Infographics: Gold fact

Learning language on your phone

August 31, 2016 23:30 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Technology has ushered fundamental changes in the way people learn and access education.

NRT opens 2-point lead, first defeat for Shree Kumari

August 31, 2016 23:15 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: New Road Team (NRT) opened a two-point lead atop the standings of the Martyrs Memorial B Division League football tournament while Shree Kumari Club's unbeaten run came to an end on Wednesday.

Kathmandu Dribbble Meetup in September

August 31, 2016 23:00 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The second Kathmandu Dribbble Meetup will be held on September 4 in Moksh Restaurant and Bar in Jhamsikhel, Patan.

Round Table International assembly begins

August 31, 2016 22:00 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Round Table International World Meeting (RTIWM) 2016 has begun in Kathmandu.

House panel asks ministry to expedite local units delineation

August 31, 2016 21:30 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Parliament's Development Committee Wednesday asked the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) to determine the number of local units and delineate their borders to be applicable  under the new federal set up as soon as possible on the basis of clear criteria developed using scientific data.

Citizens Bank to provide Saudi Riyal exchange service

August 31, 2016 21:26 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Citizens Bank International Ltd (CBIL) has said that it was providing Saudi Riyal exchange service for Nepali Muslims going for Mecca and Medina for pilgrimage.

Citizens Bank to provide Saudi Riyal exchange service

August 31, 2016 21:26 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Citizens Bank International Ltd (CBIL) has said that it was providing Saudi Riyal exchange service for Nepali Muslims going for Mecca and Medina for pilgrimage.

Police team mobilized to gun down man-eater leopard

August 31, 2016 21:23 PM

ARGHAKHANCHI, Aug 31: A police team has been mobilized to find a leopard that has created a terror in a human settlement, by killing two children in three days.

NSC fetes sports journos, employees

August 31, 2016 20:56 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: National Sports Council (NSC) has feted sports reporter Prakash Timilsina of Nagarik Daily, a sister publication of Republica Daily, on Wednesday on the occasion of its 53rd anniversary.

Fiat launches Punto Pure hatchback

August 31, 2016 20:39 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Life Automobile, the authorized distributor of Fiat cars in Nepal, has launched the new Fiat Punto Pure at the ongoing NADA Auto Show.

UM launches two 300cc bikes

August 31, 2016 20:37 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: IME Automotives, the authorized distributor of UM motorcycles for Nepal, has launched two 300cc bikes -- Renegade Commando and Renegade Sport S -- in the domestic market.

Civil Capital named issue manager for MBL's rights issue

August 31, 2016 20:36 PM

KATHMANDU, Aug  31: Machhapuchchhre Bank Ltd (MBL) is issuing Rs 1.93 billion worth of right shares to its shareholders. Issuing a statement on Wednesday, the commercial bank said that it has appointed Civil Capital Market Ltd as its issue manager for the rights issue.

Indian police arrest 3 Nepalis for carrying hashish

August 31, 2016 20:23 PM

MAHENDRANAGAR, Aug 31: Three people were arrested with four and a half kgs of hashish at the Mahakali Bridge located at the Nepal- India border.